non-target school

IBM Offer from Non-Target School

Success Story: I want to take the time to express my gratitude for the materials you have posted online. I am a graduating senior at [U.S university – non-target] who has spent the past four months trying to make my way into consulting. After networking, prepping, and interviewing over a four month period, I was [...]

Non-Target School Applicant for Management Consulting Job

I get a lot of emails from CIBs coming out of non-target schools that ask how they can secure an interview without having a top University on their resumes. I’ve assembled a list of articles I’ve posted regarding this topic, with very useful suggestions from other candidates and my thoughts, to help you succeed if [...]

Applying to Consulting Firms via a Headhunter

Question: Your website is truly fantastic and helpful for anyone wishing to join the Top 3 management consultancies. I just received my candidature rejected for an interview with Bain because according to them, I don’t have the right degrees. I have a Master’s in Public Administration degree from [major U.S. State University] and a Bachelor’s [...]

McKinsey Offer from Top 200 University

The following field report is from a McKinsey new hire from a Top 200 U.S. university. While McKinsey and the other top firms are heavily represented by graduates of Ivy League universities (and their international counterparts), it is not staffed exclusively this way. The story that follows is very instructive for anyone applying from a [...]

Low SAT Scores

Question: I’m starting to prepare now for the winter intern recruitment. I am a third year student at [non target school] with a good amount of professional experience and internships under my belt.  One of my primary concerns is my SAT math scores that I took in high school.  On one sitting, I received a [...]